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Secret Prey

A book by John Sandford

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Less Killing and Chase; More Character Interactions/Psychology

  • May 25, 2009
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In a series of books all based around the same police officer I would've thought that by now the books would've become extremely repetitive and similar. I would think that every book would follow the same format, with different names and methods of killing. However, thus far I have not been disappointed (outside of a very small number of instances).

This book takes a totally different approach to Lucas Davenport's case files. This book starts out with the investigation of a single murder. Most of the books so far have been about serial killers or multiple homicides. Multiple murders is one way to keep the action level in a book up. This book focuses more on the complex relationships of those close to the victim. The group of people is all top executives at a major bank. The psychology of the characters is what makes this book interesting. We also see Davenport drifting back into depression at the beginning of this book.

When the killer gets revealed and tries to stay innocent-looking a few more murders pop-up. There are also some more murders in the past that come to light and the investigation into those take Davenport into some interesting situations.

The slower pace of this book is definitely refreshing. I think it adds an element to this series that make the series as a whole more credible because it is not trying to sell books on the same old formulae.

This book gets the full five stars, and not for the same reasons I gave "Sudden Prey" and "Eyes of Prey."

Good reading,

Plants and Books

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review by . October 07, 2010
4 1/2 stars      Just when the reader is thinking that "Secret Prey,' is going to be a somewhat predictable story, the author provides his magic touch and the novel soars to a most dramatic and memorable thriller.      Bank president, Daniel Kresge, is murdered while on a hunting trip. He had been in the process of leading his bank into a merger that would have made him rich but cost many of his employees their jobs. He was also in the process of …
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ISBN-10: 0425168298
ISBN-13: 978-0425168295
Author: John Sandford
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Berkley
Date Published: 05-16-1998
Format: hard cover
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